I can’t confirm it quite yet, but looking out my South Valley window this morning I’m estimating that today’s two hour delay for APS schools is the single most laughable delay in my 13 or so years of teaching in Burque. Confirmation will have to wait until I make the treacherous drive from my almost… Read More Building the Perfect Snow Wombat
Last night I joined seven other humans for the 6:15 showing of “Shortbus” at the Guild. The scant crowd enhanced the porno theatre atmospherics of John Cameron Mitchell’s film. To me, I guess I’d sum up “Shortbus” as Rent-meets-A Confederacy of Dunces, but that’s omitting the wide swath of actual bona-fide sex taking place throughout… Read More A Short View of a "Shortbus"
The U.S. Constitution perfectly fits the oxymoronic description of “secular holy text” in this country. It’s an incredible document brought to ultimate reverence by social studies teachers and praciticing lawyer alike. Heck, some folks feel it was divinely inspired ala The Ten Commandments. But there is the Constitution and there’s your run-of-the-mill constitutions. New Mexico’s,… Read More Your Living, Breathing, Suffocating NM Constitution
It was a dark and stormy night; in fact the night was moist. Thanks for the comments regarding the writing of “novels” and such. Your humble blogger has decided to once again succumb to the icy, self-centered embrace that is novelwriting. He’s also noticed that there is probably nothing as boring as hearing someone talking… Read More Al Gore: Swimming Through Antarctica
You probably notice there hasn’t been a posting in the last few days. Okay, you didn’t notice because you stagger over to Babble only on days so tedious that you’ve already waded through 45 or so blogs and still the work day drags on. Trust me, on this singular point the blogger knows what he’s… Read More We’ve Hit a Dry Stretch In the Funny Department
I’ve taught now for coming up on 13 1/2 years, and for around the last 10 I’ve considered writing some sort of book about education. On occasion this inclination has led to a bit of actual product, but each foray has lasted about 2,500 words before degenerating into an even bigger banal mess than readers… Read More Education Writer’s Block: A Defense
Possible reasons why everybody in Albuquerque, including me, is currently unwell: Al-Qaeda introduced virus into Burque water supply Immune systems suppressed by wait for Madrid/Wilson race results Local custom of greeting others by licking hand instead of handshake That Diet Coke we shared last Sunday “Vagrants, gang-bangers, hookers and druggies” at the El Vado Motel… Read More Touch Me, I’m Sick: Feeling Grungy In the 505